Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
CM022
Name
Domen Llawddog (Or Tomen Maesllan) Mound & Bailey Castle  
Date of Designation
 
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Carmarthenshire  
Community
Llangeler  
Easting
235947  
Northing
236258  

Broad Class
Defence  
Site Type
Motte & Bailey  
Period
Medieval  

Description


Summary Description and Reason for Designation
The following provides a general description of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD) and, situated immediately south of St Llawddog's Church.. A motte is a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil and/or stone, usually surrounded by either a wet or dry ditch, and surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone. The motte is a ditched, steep-sided mound, c 30-32m in diameter and c 5m high with a level summit of c 10m diameter. Part of the north west side has been disturbed by old quarrying. The rectangular bailey defined by low earthworks stretches 50m to the west. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is well-preserved and an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both structural evidence and intact associated deposits. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.  

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